Friday, September 14, 2007

New Doublespeak from GW

 For whatever reason the Bush Administration has decided we no longer need the US Commerce Technology Administration (TA) to help US businesses compete in the global market.
Maybe they are right that we don't need feds telling private industry how to compete. That makes sense to me on a basic level, but why can't they just say that?

Can't they just say "This agency and it's mission is not valid, no longer needed, whatever argument they have" ?

No, they have to say it like this:

"In his latest budget request, President Bush proposed to 'modernize' TA by dramatically cutting its budget from $6 million to $1.6 million and then essentially eliminating it."

Please Note:

"modernize" =/= cutting its budget from $6 million to $1.6 million .or. eliminating it

That's Orwellian doublespeak if I've ever seen it. Check wiki here.

Read the source Government Executive article here.